The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society, Hammerfest

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  • One of the few spots in Hammerfest. Exhibits the history of fishing, as well as a polar bear. Admission is free, but The Polar Bear society membership is subject to charges. Space Tourist Information and souvenir shops, cruise port and crowded.
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  • Our cruise ship stopped at Hammerfest for the day. One of the places we visited was the Polar Bear Society. It was founded in 1963 with a goal of preserving Hammerfest and its proud tradition as a bas...  more »
  • Just a few short blocks from the Hurtigruten pier, follow the polar bear tracks painted on the sidewalk.....to an enchanting place to learn about the plight of polar bears and how their diminishing nu...  more »
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  • Great little Museum, full of history. No charge and worth going to!
  • A small but very interesting exhibition about Hammerfest's history and famous people. And if you want, you also can become a member of this not so serious club...
  • The real problem is that there are no polar bear on the coast. The exhibits were very good.
  • It you go to Hammerfest this is a just have seen place in the most northern town in the world
  • Very interesting museum! If you wanna be a member of the Society, you must get in to the museum! The membership to the society was denied to Elvis Presley because he didn't come to Hammerfest in person.

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